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Old 07-14-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

The Slay Ride finally got back on the water and Capt Les was due some fish in the boat!

Trolled around Edisto banks trying to locate a couple of wrecks and Gina put a dolphin in the box. Gave up on locating the wrecks and did a trimix dive on a confirmed wreck we have dove before. Cold thermocline at about 85' that looks like you are hitting bottom. Zero vis from 85 to 110' but clear blue water above and very dark 30' visibility below I put a nice fish in the boat on the wreck. Les got a nice scamp and saw a 50+ grouper that wanted nothing to do with us.

Half a day gone and we didn't have much groceries in the boat. We head to a spot nearby that we affectionately named "Harris Teeter" (good for groceries) in 165'. I shoot a some nice fish and have to promptly send it up on a liftbag when the tax collector showed up. At the end of the ledge I spotted a hole between rocks Already well into deco I took the gamble and went down to check it out. I was hanging upside down and could just make out a gags tail. Held the gun sideways across my body figuring where the kill spot would be and pulled the trigger with my thumb since i couldn't see and shoot. The shaft didnt move, figuring I missed i started pulling the shaft out of the hole and I'll be damned if there wasn't a mid 40+ gag stone cold dead on the end. Of course on cue the shark shows up again. Lift bagged up that gag while i watched one of the biggest cobia I've ever seen cruise right up to me and swim off. Well into deco while liftbagging a charcoal belly and fighting off sharks is not the time to wrestle a monster cob so I let him swim.

That shark left but during Deco another 250-300 pound shark came in. That didn't bother me... what bothered me was the large 1 1/2 foot bite mark in that shark that was still oozing blood. I do not want to meet the fish that was bad enough to consider a shark that size food.

Next spot we dove Edisto Banks about 170-180'. I got a nice 35# gag and decent Hogfish, of course the sharks show up again. This one was bigger than the last couple but at least he didn't come back after i spooked him off. Les bagged a big spiney lobster to cook up for his little lady. He also brought up a bent shaft and a story of the one that got away.

What a great day, Thanks again Capt Les.







Les Crying over his bent shaft.






I may need to get a bigger cooler




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Old 07-14-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

Damn....alot of fillets in that cooler!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

That is a big bitch. You diving air at 180?
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

damn man...save those for the next tourny.

amazing fish....the fact that you see fish like that on dives, let alone shoot them....amazes me.
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yeah man reallllll nice fish!
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:40 PM   #6
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Wow... Way to produce!
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:05 PM   #7
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

Sweet! Glad to see Les and SLAYRIDE back on the water. I definitely miss diving with you guys. Diving with the sharks, not so much.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #8
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hmn.. would this be the biggest gag posted on spearboard so far?

lovely fish.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:54 AM   #9
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

i was just thinking, "man, I haven't seen Rob post in a while...hmmm" Way to slay them again!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:30 AM   #10
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Nice work Rob and Les!
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WHOOOO those are some NIIICE grouper you got there. What kind of sharks where you seeing?
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Re: Huge grouper, deep dives, sharks. Slay Rides Again

Nice fish. Been a while since i even got in the water. Going this weekend for sure. You boys are my only competition on the east coast.
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Nice fish Rob!

Do you have have issues of sharks going after the fish on the liftbag?
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